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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 3,076
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 345
Gots: 1,072 | FT: 205
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in third use bourbon barrels (previously bourbon and Bourbon County Brand Stout).

(Beer added by: jplopez21 on 10-04-2013)
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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Bourbon County snifter from a 12oz bottle.

Pours a nice murky dark mahogany brown. There is a nice light tan cream colored head that forms that is pretty dense but recedes fairly quickly. Very little lacing is left around the glass.

Aroma is delicious. Strong notes of figs and dates amongst other rich and sweet dark fruits. Notes of boozy bourbon are present. Sweet caramel notes slight rich tobacco notes can also be perceived int eh notes. Juicy jam notes are present, blackberry and grape jam notes in my mind. There is some underlying notes of wood that bring in some vanilla notes and some nice slight spice.

Flavor is slightly different than the nose would indicate. Its less jammy. There is some nice notes of deep dark and rich caramel with intense dark fruit notes. The sweetness is so big and intense and soooo rich yet it does not overwhelm and keeps you coming back fro more. The middle of the brew yields some more notes of boozy sweetness and that transitions into some nice vanilla and woody notes. The flavor profile of this brew is magnificent. The flavors are some well blended together and ply off each other so well. The body is magnificently rich and mouth coating.

Overall GI always impresses with these brews. The BCBS series is popular for a reason. This iteration is delicious. Flavors are so well crafted and work so well together in a seamless concoction of delicious sweet rich caramel and dark fruit notes. (slow cap)

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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,076 ratings.